April 25, 2015
The Molly Brown House is located in Denver’s Golden Triangle Museum District. Since we had some time to explore this area, I had actually really wanted to visited the Molly Brown House. It showed up on quite a few lists of must-see places. It’s too bad that just like all the other museums, we miss timed our visit and walked by on a Monday. The Molly Brown House Museum is closed on Mondays!
If you’re wondering who Molly Brown is, she is Margaret “Molly” Tobin Brown, the Titanic heroine who survived. It’s one of only a handful of sites nationally dedicated to the interpretation of a woman’s story. It’s website states that the “Historic Denver’s Molly Brown House Museum is committed to enhancing the city’s unique identity by telling the story of Margaret “Molly” Brown’s activism, philanthropy and passion through educational programs, exhibits and stewardship.” I would have loved to go ton the 45-minute tour of Molly Brown’s home and the various exhibits that are being displayed. Oh well, next time?
At least we got to walk around the outside though!
A Denver Molly photo adventure:
April 24, 2015
April 23, 2015
Today is Ms. Wray’s birthday. She is one of the speech pathologists that service the students in my classroom. The other day, in preparation for her birthday, we decided to make cards for her. Since I figured regular cards would be really boring, we decided to make a huge ice cream cone with lots and lots of scoops of ice cream. Each student was assigned a scoop of ice cream and they had to write a short letter of compliments to Ms. Wray. Then they could draw a picture and decorate it with as many stickers as they wanted. I think their favorite part was the stickers … they’ve never seen so many stickers before!
Take a look at our ice cream cone of compliments!
April 22, 2015
One of the things Seattle is known for is being the birth place of the now universal brand Starbucks coffee. You can’t be a tourist in Seattle without visiting the first ever Starbucks store across from Pike Place market! But what might be even cooler is that Starbucks continues to innovate, and in December 2014, they opened their first ever Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room, a 2-story shop designed to be an all-immersive experience, part cafe, part roastery, and part restaurant. There was also a gift shop attached. Take a look!
The front door sign! Super fancy!
Watching how the coffee beans are actually roasted
Coffee tasting stations
Tables for people to lounge and relax
And I guess this counts as the “restaurant” portion. I don’t think they were really serving hot food anymore though by the time we arrived. Good thing we had just come from dinner!
To be honest, I’m not a coffee drinker, so I didn’t actually try any of the coffees, particularly since it was nighttime when we went and the caffeine would’ve kept me up all night! But as someone who almost never drinks coffee, I was still impressed, so I’m sure coffee lovers would almost feel like they are in heaven!
April 21, 2015
Walking around Downtown Denver is quite the treat because there is art scattered everywhere. I think most big cities are into this now because they want downtowns to be enjoyable in it of themselves without having to go somewhere or into a place. Public art it also what makes one downtown different from another. It gives character and personality to the city. Denver is very eclectic. There’s all kinds of different art from painted metal buffalo to giant white dancers. By no means did my sister and I see any percentage of the art downtown (and I’m not even talking about what’s available in the Golden Triangle Museum District) but what we did see was still pretty awesome. Take a walk this us here!
An artsy Denver photo adventure: